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Open Certification Framework Working Group Charter

Open Certification Framework Working Group Charter
Release Date: 02/01/2022

The CSA Open Certification Framework (OCF) is an industry initiative to allow global, trusted independent evaluation of cloud providers. It is a program for ...

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STAR Level 1: Security Questionnaire (CAIQ v4)

STAR Level 1: Security Questionnaire (CAIQ v4)
Release Date: 06/07/2021

The STAR Level 1: Security Questionnaire (CAIQ v4) offers an industry-accepted way to document what security controls exist in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services,...

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Guidelines for CPAs Providing CSA STAR Attestation v3

Guidelines for CPAs Providing CSA STAR Attestation v3
Release Date: 05/27/2021

This document provides guidance for CPAs in conducting a STAR Attestation. It includes relevant information including: professional requirements, competency ...

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Requirements for Bodies Providing STAR Certification

Requirements for Bodies Providing STAR Certification
Release Date: 12/05/2020

This document outlines how to conduct a STAR certification assessments to the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) as part of an ISO 27001 assessment.

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STAR Certification Guidance Document: Auditing the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
Release Date: 08/05/2020

There are a number of control areas on the CCM that will each be awarded a management capability score on a scale of 1-15. This 2nd version release includes ...

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STAR Continuous Technical Guidance

STAR Continuous Technical Guidance
Release Date: 02/27/2019

STAR Continuous specifies the necessary activities and conditions for the continuous auditing of the cloud service over a defined set of security requirement...

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Streamlining Vendor IT Security and Risk Assessments

Streamlining Vendor IT Security and Risk Assessments
Release Date: 12/09/2018

Cloud computing has rapidly gained traction as a significant and even default IT system for many different organizations. In such a dynamic environment, cybe...

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CSA STAR Program & Open Certification Framework in 2016 and Beyond

CSA STAR Program & Open Certification Framework in 2016 and Beyond
Release Date: 04/12/2016

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) program is the industry’s leading trust mark for cloud security. The CSA Open...

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STAR Overview PDF

STAR Overview PDF
Release Date: 04/20/2015

The CSA STAR Program is a publicly accessible registry designed to recognize the varying assurance requirements and maturity levels of providers and consumer...

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Publicizing Your STAR Certification
Release Date: 09/03/2013

The following guidelines will help you to apply good practice in publicizing, communicating and promoting your certification to stakeholders, including staff...

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OCF Vision Statement

OCF Vision Statement
Release Date: 08/17/2012

The CSA Open Certification Framework is a program for flexible, incremental and multi-layered cloud provider certification according to the Cloud Security Al...

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